We are reading Nobel Prize winner Gao Xinjiang’s novel Soul Mountain. Learn more »
The Book We’re Reading
From inside dust jacket cover of 2000 English translation: In 1983 Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian (pronounced gow shing-jen) was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death. But six weeks later, a second ex …
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Gao Xingjian’s Nobel lecture “The Case for Literature”
Join us for the third and final meeting of the Readers Underground group dedicated to Nobel Prize laureate Gao Xingjian's novel, Soul Mountain. This will be our first meeting discussing the novel as a whole, so even if you missed the previous two meetings, you are welcome to join us.
We will begin our discussion of Gao Xingjian's novel, Soul Mountain—focusing on chapters 1 to 42. (Our next talk, on June 1, will complete the book.) To join us, sign up for Readers Underground, then RSVP by commenting on the topic for this meeting in our forum. We will be meeting on ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/711610894. The meeting will be recorded and posted...
Our reading group on Gao Xingjian’s novel Soul Mountain begins a with a preliminary talk about his Nobel Prize acceptance essay, “The Case for Literature.”